Winter Is Coming & This DIY Lip Balm Is All You Need For Protection
Winter is coming! Not just tonnes of holiday obligations, the cold season brings along with it a number of winter-skin issues, such as chapped lips, dry skin, dullness, and more. The skin on the lips is particularly thin. The chilly winter temps can be harsh on your skin and even more brutal on your lips. This is why it’s extremely important to invest in a nourishing lip balm. Now, where do you find one that works wonders for your skin? Not the departmental stores, the malls, or the web, a good lip balm can be made right at home!
A good winter skincare routine is nonexistent without a lip balm. Do you love matte lipsticks but hate the dryness that comes with them? A lip balm will soften your lips. Learn how to make a lip balm at home in simple steps. There’s enough time between now and New Year’s Eve, get going! Let’s work on stopping the nip in the air from affecting your perfect pucker with this DIY lip balm.
2 tbsps of petroleum jelly or coconut oil
1 drop of peppermint oil
1 drop of sweet almond oil
½ tsp of aloe vera
In a pan on low heat melt the petroleum jelly (or just use softened coconut oil). When it’s melted, add in the other ingredients and stir well. Let it sit on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes & then pour it into a small dish (leftover lip balm tins) using a funnel. Leave it in the fridge to set for six to eight hours.
When applying your lipstick it’s best to do the groundwork first. Apply a thick layer of the DIY lip balm while you’re setting the rest of your makeup, and then wipe off the residue before going in with a lip liner and lipstick. The result will be a smooth, even base to work on, without any chance of your lip makeup feathering or smearing through the day.
As we told you before, the skin on your lips is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your body. The skin on your lips contains less protective melanin and lacks the hair follicles and oil glands that help keep one’s skin moisturized – which is why they’re more prone to damage and you need a lip balm for protection!
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2 drops of glycerin
2 drops of rose water
1 teaspoon of sea salt or brown sugar
Begin by mixing one teaspoon of sea salt or even brown sugar instead of with a couple of drops of rose water and vegetable glycerin. Then, gently massage the concoction onto your lips and wash it off with warm water.
Exfoliate your lips at least once or twice a week. Before you begin the process, make sure your lips are clean of makeup. Use a toothbrush over your lips to get rid of dead skin, be gentle. Exfoliating your lips will help you remove dry skin, it will also keep your lips moist. We bet exfoliating will also make your lipstick glide on better and even last longer! Also, make sure you’re drinking enough water. Getting at least eight glasses of water a day will benefit your body in lots of ways, and soft, pink, and plump lips are an added benefit. Not drinking enough water is one of the most common causes of dry skin. Do you take off your makeup before you hit the bed? NO? Start doing that. Sleeping in your makeup is terrible for your skin, even your lips. Even if there’s no visible product, wiping your lips with a makeup remover towelette is a great idea.
Wouldn’t you want to share these secret DIY hacks for a picture-perfect pout with your friends? A lip balm makes a great holiday gift idea, and trust us, once you start to make your own lip balm, you’re going to want to make about a million different versions! We bet you’re already on a phone call with your sister about this.